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ENTERTAINMENT

WHAT’S IN Tender Is The Night

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by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Careless

by Beach Fossils

Nathanael PS

“One writes of scars healed, a loose parallel to the pathology of the skin, but there is no such thing in the life of an individual. There are open wounds, shrunk sometimes to the size of a pin-prick but wounds still. The marks of suffering are more comparable to the loss of a finger, or of the sight of an eye. We may not miss them, either, for one minute in a year, but if we should there is nothing to be done about it.”

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Quote: “People living alone get used to loneliness..” The most poignant and autobiographical of Fitzgerald’s novels, Tender Is The Night centers on the story of Dick Diver, a promising young psychoanalyst and his schizophrenic wife, Nicole. Written in the early 1930s, the book was written during Fitzgerald’s darkest years, which also makes this novel one of his bleakest. Set against the charming French Riviera, the book charts the magnificent rise and fall of the Divers’ marriage. Dick and Nicole’s initial glamour and wealth suggest a fabled existence – the charmed lives of the seriously and breathtakingly frivolous. But, as with all confidence tricks, luck runs out and they soon find themselves plagued with the doldrums and aguish of day-to-day life. Nicole’s mental demons soon begin to take their toll as Dick struggles to hold their marriage together. Fitzgerald does much to address his long-standing theme of money’s corruption and destructive power. He also reveals how much betrayal and a lack of trust can ruin a marriage. This story of a disintegrating marriage and spoilt promise parallels Fitzgerald’s personal dive into drink and despair – and, of course, the insanity that so cruelly dogged his own wife, Zelda. Tender Is The Night was Fitzgerald’s first novel in nine years, and the last that he would complete. Though it was initially received with mixed reviews and sales, it has grown in reputation over the years. In 1998, the Modern Library ranked Tender Is The Night 28th on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th Century. Whether or not you’re a fan of the highly prolific author, it is definitely worth a read.

Heavy Feet by Local Natives

In Another Way

Truant

by Bloody Valentine

by Burial

I Want the Heartbeat

Retrograde

by Johnny Marr

by James Blake

Recover

To the Playground

by Chrvches

by Seyra

I Follow You by Melody’s Echo Chamber

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The RIDGE - March 2013 Issue  
The RIDGE - March 2013 Issue  

March 2013 issue of THE RIDGE - the largest student-run magazine in the National University of Singapore

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